SKI JÖRING WITH HAPPY HORSES
In Gryon, you can practice skijoring with Movana.
With the horses Bella (a Haflinger mare) and Lutin (a Freiberger gelding), Movana organises introductory sessions and outings for those who want to try this discipline which comes from Scandinavia.
You don't need a special horse to practice ski jöring but a horse that is willing to play the game: go in the snow, shoot, tolerate the noise of skiing on the snow.
Horses have to train to get used to the specific noises of moving on the snow, to the weight on the shoulders since the horse pulls with the shoulders and not the back. It is a pulling animal that is more powerful to pull than to carry. A trained horse can pull up to 5 times its weight but can only carry 1/5 of its weight.
For an initiation, this discipline remains accessible to beginners who have mastered braking (snow ploughing) and is suitable for children from the age of 7 years old.
For the rider-skiers, Happy Horses proposes the jöring ski without rider; it's up to you to manage your skis and your horse! Walking, trotting and why not galloping?